PLAY POD IN EARLY CHILDHOOD AREA

If you are spring cleaning, please remember that Kindy is collecting safe, clean rubbish and recycled items to use for imaginative outdoor play. Some examples would be tubes, keyboards, wheels, chair seats, pipes, ropes, large pieces of material.

Catherine Wall / Kindergarten Teacher

CANTEEN NEWS

The roster for Term 4 is still being drafted. Thank you to all those people who have assisted in the Canteen this term. Your contribution is very much appreciated.

MUSIC NEWS

Musical

Senior Choir and Musicians who are performing in the school musical 'The Land of Oz' are required to attend all four performances.

SPORTS DAY

A order form has gone home today regarding lunch orders for the Athletics Carnival. This form is for use by students, spectators and younger siblings. It contains a list of available food items with prices. Students will need to bring their own morning tea on that day. Parents are advised there will be a cafe van and cake stall on that day. Orders must be back at school in a lunch order bag by Thursday 18 October.

SERVITE SISTERS SAUSAGE SIZZLE

KORA, a charitable organisation run by the Servite Sisters, for the disadvantaged families in Bayswater will hold a Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings High Road Willetton on 6 October from 8.30am - 3.00pm. Your presence and support for the fundraising are greatly appreciated.

MY JOURNEY

Come to the Emmanuel Centre, 25 Windsor Street, Perth on Tuesday 9 October 2012. Ann-Marie Page, a young woman in her thirties, will share the ups and downs of her journey with Mental Health issues. The event starts at 6.00pm and finishes at 8.00pm. Please bring a plate of finger food to share. It is free. All welcome. For further information contact Barbara Harris at Emmanuel Centre on 9328 8113 or email emmanuelcentre@westnet.com.au

HOPE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES

"Lord, let your mercy be on us as we place our trust in you"

Archbishop Hickey will lead us on a journey of Hope in All Circumstances at St Francis Xavier Church, 23 Windsor Street, Perth commencing with Mass at 11.00am and concluding at 2.30pm. A light lunch will be provided. Notification of attendance will assist in catering. For further information contact Barbara Harris at Emmanuel Centre on 9328 8113 or email emmanuelcentre@westnet.com.au

COPING WITH GRIEF IN OUR LIVES

In everyone's lives there are times of grieving about life issues. How do we cope with these? Where do we draw our strength? What skills can we develop? Gerry Smith, a renowned Grief Counsellor and trainer will share his wisdom. Time 6.30pm - 8.00pm at Infant Jesus Church Hall, 47 Wellington Road, Morley. Please bring a plate of finger food to share. It is free. All welcome. For further information contact Barbara Harris at Emmanuel Centre on 9328 8113.

RIVERTON LIBRARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY OCTOBER 2012

The Enormous Crocodile - a Roald Dahl story for 4-7 year olds. Thursday 4 October from 10.00am-10.45am - come dressed as a jungle animal (we really need elephants, hippos, monkeys and roly poly birds) and join with us in the fun and games of retelling this classic story!

Also on Thursday 4 October from 11.30am-12.30pm enjoy a whoopsey-splunker, whizz-popping, swizz-figgling Roald Dahl celebration of just some of the memorable moments from Roald Dahl's books for kids 7 years and up.

Storytelling with Andy Wright on Tuesday 9 October for children ages 4-8 from 10.30am-11.30am. Also on the same day for children ages 9-12 from 1.30pm-2.30pm Tall Tales and true stand up comedy from childhood with Andy Wright.

Numbers are limited for all programs so book your place now at Riverton Library Enquiry Desk or phone 9231 0944. For more information go to http://www.canning.wa.gov.au

FOSTERING

Foster carers are urgently needed for kids in your neighbourhood, and you can help! Call fostering and Adoption Services, Department for Child Protection on free call 1800 182 178 or visit http://www.childprotection.wa.gov.au to find out more.

WANSLEA FOSTER CARE

If you make room in your heart and home for a foster child, you'll change their life forever. You will give them a chance to be safe and nurtured, as every child deserves to be. We need people like you. Come to a Foster Care Information session on 13 October from 12midday-2.00pm at 110 Scarborough Beach Road (cnr Deanmore Road) Scarborough. to register call 9245 2441 or email support@wanslea.asn.au you can also follow Wanslea Foster Care on Facebook http:// www.fosternow.com.au

STRIKER INDOOR SPORTS & FITNESS

Junior Netball season commencing in the 3rd week of October 2012 for 10's and under, 12's and under, 14's and under, 16's and under. Teams consist of 7 players oncourt with an unlimited amount of substitutes. So get in quick and nominate your team now! We are at 55 Farrington Road, Leeming and can be contacted on 9313 9700. Our website is http://www.strikerindoorsportsandfitness.com.au

Our Junior 5-A-Side Soccer season commencing Friday 19 October 2012 for 10's and under, 12's and under, 14's and under and 17's and under. Teams consist of 5 players on court with an unlimited amount of substitutes. So get in quick and nominate your team now!

SANTA MARIA COLLEGE

Year 7 - 2015 Admissions

Applications for Year 7, 2015 admissions to the College will close on Friday 26 October 2012. Interviews will commence in February 2013. For Year 5 entry from 2015 onwards, interviews will be conducted one year prior to the year of admission. eg Year 5, 2015 interviews will be conducted in early 2014. If you have submitted an application previously or intend to submit an application, it is important your completed Parish Priest reference form in support of your daughter's application has been forwarded to the College Registrar prior to the closing date. Please direct enquiries to: Janice Hewett, College Registrar on 6330 0226 hewj@santamaria.wa.edu.au